The Tale of Two Baked Apple Recipes – A Halloween Classic and Vegan-Ease Giveaway!

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The Tale of Two Baked Apple Recipes!

Ahhh! Baked apples…a classic recipe for fall that’s a sure hit whenever, or wherever you serve them! (I like ‘em for breakfast too!)


So, when the multi-talented, super-fab, Dianne Wenz, of Dianne's Vegan Kitchen, suggested sharing her tasty version on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio this week (listen here) I was very eager to share her delicious recipe! 


The GREAT thing about baked apples is that they are so easy to customize to your family’s tastes. So, I’m jazzed up about sharing Dianne’s quick and scrumptious baked apple recipe AND my ease-y and delicious baked apple recipe (my recipe is from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease). These excellent recipes suggest tips that allow you to create your own delectable version of this traditional fall staple!

Plus, baked apples make a fun and fabulous choice for a Halloween party dessert! So, instead of bobbing for apples this this year – try baking them for a tasty fall treat, any time of day!

Scroll down to enter to win a signed copy of my new cookbook: Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease!

Thank you so much, and Happy Halloween everyone!


Dianne Wenz’s Cinnamon-Oatmeal Baked Apples

Makes 4 servings 

I love the mix of nuts, oats, maple and cinnamon that supply a hearty burst of fab flavor, good nutrition and tasty texture in Dianne’s delightful apple recipe. Thank you Dianne!

4 large baking apples, such as honeycrisp, jonagold or fuji

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Use a sharp knife or apple corer to remove the cores of the apples. Create a well that’s about 3/4-inch wide, and leave about half an inch at the bottom.

Mix the maple syrup, rolled oats, nuts, and cinnamon in a bowl. Divide the mixture between the apples, packing the wells firmly. 

Arrange the apples in a baking dish. Pour the water into the bottom of the dish and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. The apples should be tender but not mushy. You can test the apples by poking a small knife through an apple. It should slide in and out of the apple easily, with no resistance. The skin on the apples will also become wrinkled and soft.


Serve Dianne's luscious recipe with a scoop of vegan ice cream or So Delicious Coco Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon.



Laura Theodore’s Baked Apples in Parchment

Makes 2 to 3 servings

These delectable baked beauties are kept moist and juicy by wrapping them in parchment before baking. The result is a mouthwatering, healthy dessert that doubles as a delightful breakfast treat!

2 very large or 3 medium baking apples, such as Rome Beauty or Jonagold

5 heaping tablespoons raisins

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut

2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper, leaving a 6-inch overhang of the paper on each of the lengthwise sides of the pan.  Cut a 1/2-inch slice off the stem end of each apple and set aside. Core the apples.

Put the raisins, walnuts, coconut and 2 teaspoons maple syrup in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Stuff each apple with the raisin filling, dividing it evenly between the apples. Brush the tops of the stuffing with the remaining maple syrup using a pastry brush or back of a small spoon. Put the reserved stem ends on top of the apples. Carefully position the apples in the pan so they will remain upright while baking. Wrap the apples tightly in the parchment paper by pulling the excess paper over the apples and folding it together to firmly seal. 


Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the apples are soft and the filling is bubbly. Let stand 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm, or cover tightly, refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours and serve cold.

Enter (below this post) for a chance to win a signed copy of Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease!



So how to enter the contest?

To enter and to be eligible to win, simply fill out the form below by answering the following question in 2 sentences or less: What is your favorite way to bake apples?

 RULES: One entry per person. The contest is open to those with a US mailing address. Entries must be submitted by MONDAY, November 9th at 6PM est. The winner will be announced at 1PM EST on JAZZY VEGETARIAN RADIO on Wednesday November 11, 2015. Now that is Jazzylicious!


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LaRae Moore November 09, 2015 @05:59 am
This apple recipe looks so great and delicious!!! I can't wait to try it!! I love apple cake, pie, pretty much any apple dessert!!
Nancy A. Speed November 07, 2015 @02:29 pm
Our family loves baked apples for a sweetness added to supper or to breakfast. A drop or two of vegan spread, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, unsweetened cocoanut and apple juice in the bottom of a Pyrex baking pan makes for great eats. Autumn is my favorite season!
Turtlemoon November 07, 2015 @12:33 pm
Baked as a crisp or slump ... depending on where in the us you live :) Almonds, oats, raisins, cinnamon, maple syrup and apples, all mixed and covered to bake. In spring we would mix sliced apples in dough and deep fry into elephant ears and dip into the freshly boiled maple syrup when tapping trees. This would be our treat from ice skating and sliding while the maple sugar boiled down :)
kris kowalski November 05, 2015 @02:56 pm
I eat a lot of cooked apples. Once simple way is to use parchment paper, slice apples and sprinkle with cinnamon. I bake in the oven until soft. I eat warm right from the oven and also save some in fridge for my morning oatmeal.
Christina McBride November 05, 2015 @08:18 am
My favorite way to bake apples is to place in the oven with soy butter, cinnamon & nutmeg, cut them up & place in steamed brown rice over stove & heat together adding almond milk until right consistency.
jacquie November 04, 2015 @07:40 pm
apple crisp with an oat topping made w/ coconut oil
Lindsey Wyman November 04, 2015 @07:10 pm
Our all-time favorite is Apple Crisp with oats, dates, cinnamon and maple syrup!
Molly Hembree November 04, 2015 @09:15 am
My fav way to bake apples is with cinnamon, nutmeg, crushed almonds or walnuts, and a little bit of Earth Balance Light vegan spread!
Keith wertman November 04, 2015 @07:33 am
Anyway that can add a little cinnamon and honey
Joann Corathers November 02, 2015 @04:05 pm
I have tried many of your recipes and have enjoyed every one of them! Even my husband, who is not very receptive to new recipes, has enjoyed them very much! I wish there were more episodes of your program on PBS. Joann C.
Linda Bruins November 02, 2015 @02:08 pm
I am a "new" viewer to your TV show, can't wait (saw episode # 508) to get started on many of your recipes! I am super excited! Not only for my self but for my family's health!
Paula November 02, 2015 @12:26 pm
My favorite baked apples are in the form of apple crisp!
Susan ingram October 31, 2015 @07:11 pm
Love your vegan ease recipes and love you enjoy your show
James Martinez October 29, 2015 @01:18 am
My favorite way to bake apples is in a vegan caramel apple upside down cake.
Diana@veggienextdoor October 28, 2015 @08:37 pm
These look delicious! My favorite way to make apples though is the quickest way - MICROWAVE! With a splash of juice or water, some raisins, and a bit of cinnamon. This is a regular weeknight dessert in our house. Your oven baked ones look like a great treat for more special days :-)
Jermisha October 28, 2015 @03:05 pm
I just wanted to say thank you for creating Vegan-Ease! I have lost 10 pounds using your recipes since posting my review on Amazon for your new cookbook. A total of 17 pounds. Yaay!!! :D P.s. Please don't count my comment for entry for I recently won a contest for a signed copy of your cookbook and cd. :) :)
Margaret Johns October 28, 2015 @02:30 pm
I don't think I've ever actually made baked apples, though I've eaten and enjoyed them. Thank you for the giveaway!
Sharon Lundy October 28, 2015 @01:21 pm
Love fuji apples baked and served with some vegan yogurt and homemade granola on top. But of course I love apples anyway I eat them.
Yanuri Reyes October 28, 2015 @11:54 am
i love to use Granny Smith apples and bake them in the oven!
Melanie Wright October 28, 2015 @11:22 am
We get our apples from our local orchard in Princeton NJ. just went picking this Saturday and got granny smiths and staymens!!!
Amanda Stuart October 28, 2015 @10:57 am
My favorite way to bake apples is in vegan chopped apple cake. This our family's usual birthday cake.